Bronze Age Cuff

Explore working with bronze as you craft this stylish bangle project that mixes wirework and metalsmithing.

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Expertly forge a showpiece bangle mixing metals and textures together into a stylish accessory. Grow your metal skills with this project that will build your patina, texturing, and metalsmithing skills with stylish end results. Discover this showpiece bracelet project you’ll want to craft multiple versions of.
Required Materials:
22-gauge 3" × 6" bronze sheet
12-gauge bronze wire
Heavy-duty flush cutters
Drill and 1/8" bits
Wood block for drilling surface
Heavy hammer (hardware store ball-peen)
Rawhide hammer
Ball-peen hammer (jeweler’s)
Texture hammers
Steel bench block
Center punch
Torch head and MAPP gas or propane
Oval bracelet mandrel
Polishing wheel or files and steel wool
Bowl of cool water
Sharpie fine-point pen
Technique: Wirework
Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry June/July 2012

SKU: EP6010

Author/Speaker/Editor: Linda Larsen

File Type: PDF

Format: eProject